At midnight on Wednesday, February 2, Northern Ireland’s Minister of Agriculture ordered his services to end post-Brexit restrictions on Agrifoot. The legitimacy of this instruction raises questions because the Brexit agreements led to the introduction of these tests on goods coming from Great Britain into Northern Ireland within the UK.
The Northern Irish Protocol, which is designed to prevent the re-establishment of a body border with neighboring Ireland that threatens to undermine the peace that ended in 1998, keeps the British province in the European single market and customs union. But Northern Irish Unionists, including the radical Conservative DUP’s Agriculture Minister Edwin Boots, believe these restrictions are a frontier in the Irish Sea and threaten the location of the British province within the UK.
Edwin Boots (DUP) therefore ordered the head of his administration to suspend agricultural food restrictions in the ports of the British province. It is not clear whether this instruction will be followed or not, with some within the DUP arguing that the administration is under legal obligation. Edwin Boots, for his part, promised he would take it “Legal advice” He argues that local administrative approval is required in this regard and without restrictions.
Northern Ireland’s Deputy Prime Minister Michelle O’Neill took to Twitter to denounce the left-wing Republican Sinn Fein’s DUP maneuver.“Illegal interference in national and international law”. The announcement comes three months before the crucial election in May, when Sinn Fீன்in took the lead in a referendum within five years on reuniting the island. Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coweny has condemned the attack “Violation of international law”. “It’s playing politics with legal obligations”, He told senators in Dublin.
This stunt is an attempt by the TUP to illegally interfere in domestic and international law. The DUP is determined by their own priorities, which are in stark contrast to where the wider community is. The focus is on health, jobs, housing, and the cost of living crisis
– Michael O’Neill (moneillsf) February 2, 2022
The controversial Northern Irish protocol is currently under intense discussion. British Foreign Secretary Lis Truss is due to speak in an invitation to European Commission Vice President Maros Chefkovic on Thursday. The British diplomat made the remarks during a visit to Northern Ireland last week, under pressure from trade unionists seeking progress by February 21, the date of the next meeting of the UK’s EU Joint Committee to implement the Brexit agreement. “Significant improvement”.